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San asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 month ago

Is this sentence grammatically correct?

People watched the helicopter flying over the mountains in search of the hiker.


6 Answers

  • 1 month ago
    Favorite Answer

    Yes, though I might say "...flying over the mountain as the crew searched for the hiker", since, technically, a helicopter can't search for anyone.  It's the rescuers inside who do the searching. But yours is fine, it is well constructed.

    Source(s): native English speaker
  • 1 month ago

    It's grammatically correct but helicopters technically don't search for people.  Other than that, it's a good sentence.

    @ Anonymous -- you don't know the definition of a run-on sentence, and helicopters don't fly "on" mountains.

  • 1 month ago

    There is always some idiot eager to show they know what a run-on sentence is. What a pity they're so often wrong.

    This is NOT a run-on. The grammar and syntax are correct and complete.

    And Mr "Run-On", please note that helicopters don't fly "on" mountains.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    That is good. I note the point made by 'E' about the crew searching.

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  • Matt
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    yes, it is fine..............

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    it is a run on sentence......  too many sentences in one sentence.

    "People watched the helicopter as it flew on the mountains searching for the lost hiker."

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